University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
|Institution Name||:||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Campus Setting||:||City: Small|
|Student-to-faculty ratio||:||19 to 1|
|Student population||:||43,862 (31,540 undergraduate)|
New learning' is an approach to education that engages students as active designers and co-designers of their own knowledge. 'New literacies' aims to expand learners' meaning-making modes and capacities, and uses digital media to enhance student learning.
The program was recently rated by GetEducated.com as one of the '10 Top Online Masters in Education Technology Teachers Wonâ€™t Be Ashamed to Put on Their Resumes'. They say: "This top new online masters degree was created from scratch by Americaâ€™s best literacy researchers. Its target audience is the working schoolmarm or mister who wants to nosedive into new media and create learning systems that engage young minds online socially as well as intellectually."
Designed for Teachers
This exciting, new online masters program anticipates a near future where education is even more central to society, the economy and personal opportunity than it is today. Education will be ubiquitous, available at any time and in any place, taking place not just at school, but at home, at work and in community settings. The emerging new digital media will occupy a central position in New Learning.
Participants in this program will be teachers of literacy and teachers in other discipline areas who wish to investigate language across the curriculum. Those selected to join the program will have training and professional experience ranging from the early years of schooling to adult learning. The program supplements traditional, alphabetical notions of literacy (including the literacies required for learning across a wide range of discipline areas), to encompass as well a broader conception of literacy in the context of new media, global communications and cultural and linguistic diversity.
This program is designed and taught by internationally known University of Illinois researchers who are also actively involved in major projects to develop and test cutting-edge learning technologies.
In the program, you will:
• Learn how you can bring new media into your classroom.
• Engage today's tech- and media-savvy learners.
• See how students can actively engage in designing their education and assess the effects of this engagement on various aspects of teaching and learning.
• Encourage collaboration and interactivity among students with the use of social networking tools.
• Explore the effects of new media on social and learner diversity.
• Learn and use a range of new media tools, including wikis, blogs, podcasts, digital videos, e-learning systems and internet conferencing.
Other programs of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Founded in 1867, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignâ€™s Department of Education serves the state, nation and world through its research studies, initial teacher certification program, continuing education and a variety of services to state and local education agencies. The same expert U of I professors who teach in the classroom teach its online courses. Therefore, as an online student, you truly get the best of both worlds: a dynamic web-based learning experience grounded in the rich history and tradition of the University. Its online platform allows you to collaborate with classmates for group projects, correspond with your teacher, access course syllabi, explore an online library, and more. In addition, you'll also enjoy the same student support services, from academic advising to financial aid. Students applying to the University of Illinois will have all the benefits of earning a degree from a well-established, nationally respected institution, with the convenience of an online delivery system that allows them to balance their professional and personal lives while obtaining an advanced degree.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission